If you are running a photography business there may be a need to set up an autoresponder (also called out of office message, or OOO for short). Maybe you are going away for a while, maybe you are on a busy project and maybe (just maybe) you are on a vacation (yea right!).
A good autoresponde usually has the dates on which you are away and some emergency contact data. But, you can also use autoresponders to improve the experience of your clients. Photographer David Talley created a brilliant autoresponder that got me laughing out loud. Now, who would not want to work with a guy who has batman as a sidekick.
Here is the text if the you are seeing this on a small phone:
Hi! David here. This is my travel responder. My travel responder wants you to know three things:
1) You ROCK. Keep it up. And please send David more e-mails (he likes e-mails.)
2) David is not available to take your e-mail right now. Word on the street is that he’s driving south for the winter, creating wild photos to mesmerize and wow his audience.
3)There’s a rumor going around that David is heading to London this June to teach an inspiration workshop. If you want to save your face getting inspired off, definitely don’t be in or around London on Sunday, July 3rd. :-)
(Important Part) If you’re a client in need of an urgent response (make sure it’s urgent), you can call me directly at 1-800-BATMAN. If that number doesn’t work, just call my real number at xxx-xxx-xxx… But try the Batman one first. Alternatively, shoot my secretary, Catwoman (She goes by “Kiara”), an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okay, I’m done joking around with you. Thanks for writing! I look forward to hearing from you. I’ll be back to check your e-mail at 12:00 PM PST and 4:00 PM PST.
Aside from making awesome mails, David is quite a photographer, you can see more of David’s work on his facebook and his website. If you want to meet David in person, he is giving a save your face getting inspired off workshop in the UK in July.